Creative Releases 2 Android Tablets – ZiiO Pure Wireless Entertainment and Zen Touch 2 Wireless Entertainment

Written By Sam on 3 November 2010

Making waves in the tablet business, Creative has released two Android-based devices – the ZiiO Pure Wireless Entertainment Tablet and the Zen Touch 2 Wireless Entertainment tablet. The company promises the devices will take the wireless entertainment experience to a whole new level when users couple the tablets with Creative’s range of Pure Wireless Speakers. The ZiiO Pure Wireless Entertainment Tablet will come in 2 sizes; 7 inches and 10 inches. Creative offers the 7-inch variant for 8GB at S$359 and for 16GB at S$389. The 10-inch variants will be available at S$429 and S$459 for 8GB and 16GB respectively. It will reportedly be the industry’s first tablet to introduce the Apt-X enabled touch screen.

One of the device’s most touted features include high-quality audio leveraging X-Fi Crystalizer technology for clear digital music and X-Fi Expand for expansive audio in movies and games. Further, it boasts of a smooth and seamless Bluetooth pairing experience when paired with Creative’s wireless speakers or headphones. Together with the apt-X codec, Bluetooth allows you to stream high-fidelity stereo wirelessly to all compatible stereo Bluetooth speakers and headphones, such as the ZiiSound D5, ZiiSound T6 (the all new premium 2.1 speaker with Surround Sound) and Creative WP-300.

The 7-inch model is available in white, while the 10-inch model is available in black. Both models come in 8GB and 16GB memory capacities. Here’s an overview of the key features of this tablet:

  • Android 2.1 Operating System
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (with apt-X and A2DP)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g capable
  • X-Fi Audio Enhancements (X-Fi Crystalizer, X-Fi Expand)
  • Audio Supported: MP3, AAC, WMA9, FLAC, OGG, ADPCM, MIDI, WAV, Audible Format 4
  • Video Supported: H.264, MPEG4, WMV9, MJPEG, MOV, AVI, MKV
  • HD Video-Out (HDMI-Out)
  • Photo Supported: JPG, BMP, PNG
  • Front facing camera
  • Built-in Mic
  • Built-in Speaker (stereo)
  • Accelerometer
  • Playtime: Up to 25 hrs (MP3), up to 5 hrs (video)
  • microSD (7-inch) / SD (10-inch) card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Dimensions:
    -207.4 x 133 x 13.7 mm (7-inch version)
    -262 x 173 x 13.7 mm (10-inch version)
  • Weight:
    -400g (7-inch version)
    -650g (10-inch version)

The Zen Touch 2 PMP Wireless Entertainment tablet is a viable option for users who want a pocket-sized solution to cater to their entertainment needs. It is based on the Android 2.1 operating system and comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display.

The device can be connected to speakers through an in-built Bluetooth connection. Apart from screening videos, the device also offers a one-touch internet surfing option and keeps you connected to the world while you enjoy pure wireless entertainment wherever you are. A built-in 2MP camera makes the device complete; take pictures and share them through your favorite websites, as well as remain in touch through e-mail. Other features include a composite video-out microSD card slot and GPS, Digital compass and FM Radio.   

Creative ZEN Touch 2 comes in two versions, a standard version and an enhanced version that comes with extra GPS, Digital Compass and FM Radio features. Here’s an overview of ZEN Touch 2:

  • 3.2-inch touch screen
  • Lossless music
  • Android 2.1 operating system
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • High speed Wi-Fi access (802.11b/g/n)
  • Accelerometer
  • Built-in Speaker
  • 2-Megapixel Camera
  • Composite Video-Out
  • microSD Card Slot
  • GPS, Digital Compass, FM Radio (Available with the enhanced version)

The 8GB and 16GB version without the GPS add-on will cost S$279 and S$319 respectively, whereas the 8GB player with GPS will sell for S$299.

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